At first of Might, the Biden administration canceled proposed offshore oil and fuel lease gross sales within the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Prepare dinner Inlet. Promoting new offshore leases to grease corporations would have set the stage for extra dangerous drilling and extra greenhouse fuel emissions—however would have accomplished nothing to alleviate excessive fuel costs. Ocean Conservancy applauds this choice. Stopping these lease gross sales was, certainly, the suitable name.
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The local weather disaster poses an existential menace to our planet. Enterprise-as-usual is now not an choice. Calling a halt to proposed new offshore oil and fuel lease gross sales within the Gulf of Mexico and Prepare dinner Inlet was a significant step in ongoing efforts to satisfy our local weather targets, shield coastal communities and economies and safeguard our ocean and coasts.
We’re dealing with a local weather disaster
Saying “no” to dangerous offshore oil is a crucial step in our transition to a renewable power future. We should transition—quickly and responsibly—from fossil gasoline manufacturing to renewable power sources.
There isn’t a room for brand spanking new offshore oil and fuel leasing in our clear power future.